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Old 05-27-2015, 07:44 AM
 
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the folks in handcuffs were suspected of serious offenses. You would have merely received a citation had one of your taillights been non-functioning.

Unless they're doing something different there, the individual policemen weren't making any money, just the county/state. And they didn't "make" any money other than the fines related to offenses.

As the law-abiding citizen, who maybe didn't make it to your destination by sundown, I know how you feel. But once you got to the stop, they checked you over quickly and let you go on your way.
More likely they had failed to pay a traffic ticket, and had an outstanding warrant.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:56 AM
 
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I stand by my assessment that this road block was NOT a DUI checkpoint. Sure, they probably got some DUI people off the road but as said by others, they also got drugs, warrants, unpaid tickets, registration expiration, DL expiration, unpaid child support and whatever else can be on one's record. I did not see a single sobriety check in progress and people had just been pulled to the side. I saw a lot of personal belongings on the ground, cops rifling through cars.

I am all for security in high risk situations such as large sporting or other gatherings, the president motorcade will be coming by, a known felon in the area and so on. Again, Rt. 12 in the OBX is NOT a high risk situation AT ALL!

At the time we became stopped in traffic it was approximately 6:50pm. The time we finally cleared the check point was about 7:45pm.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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Next time, try this... Loophole helping drivers skip DUI checkpoints | WGN-TV
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Sodo Sopa at The Villas above Kenny' s House.
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Poggly, yes, cops were doing their jobs, no doubt. How far are you willing to let that go?

I don't know what "ferry days" are, it's irrelevant in this discussion as well. If I were delayed simply by tourist volume, an accident or other naturally occurring issue it'd not have been as irritating.
Ferry days refers to the process of taking a ferry boat ride to access the Outer Banks. There used to not be a road,still washes out occasionally.
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:23 AM
 
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Waterboy,

I've seen the videos of similar things to that and they don't always end so well, lol! As I've maintained all along, I was NOT breaking any rules and had zero to fear from the interactions with them. Easier to do what must be done and hope there isn't a "bad apple" in the mix that day.

My children were also with me and like it or not, my being a role model in that situation is important. We discussed the check point, what their rights in that situation are and how best to proceed, starting with NOT breaking laws in the first place!
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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Waterboy,

I've seen the videos of similar things to that and they don't always end so well, lol! As I've maintained all along, I was NOT breaking any rules and had zero to fear from the interactions with them. Easier to do what must be done and hope there isn't a "bad apple" in the mix that day.

My children were also with me and like it or not, my being a role model in that situation is important. We discussed the check point, what their rights in that situation are and how best to proceed, starting with NOT breaking laws in the first place!
I agree with you. I'm a huge police supporter, but I'm also a huge civil and constitutional rights supporter.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Knightdale
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This sounds like a Driver's License checkpoint. They check everyone's license, look the vehicle over and send you on your way. It's an opportunity to catch expired tags, intoxicated drivers, people with warrants, etc. The only difference between a Driver's License checkpoint and a DUI checkpoint is that the DUI checkpoint is strategically located to catch drunk drivers and better equipped to process them (mobile lab, etc.).

But I would agree, what you experienced (particularly the timing) sounds unreasonable.

There's also the possibility that they were searching for a fugitive in the area and catching other violations in the mean time. Searching for a fugitive would make this reasonable, and it wouldn't necessarily be common knowledge.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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There's also the possibility that they were searching for a fugitive in the area and catching other violations in the mean time. Searching for a fugitive would make this reasonable, and it wouldn't necessarily be common knowledge.
From the first post, it doesn't sound like they searched the trailer and only did a quick visual one on the truck.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Lake Gaston, NC
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I would gladly give up an hour of my rec time knowing bad guys were being taken off the street. Handcuffed individuals on the side of the road would seem like bad guys to me.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:48 AM
 
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I would gladly give up an hour of my rec time knowing bad guys were being taken off the street. Handcuffed individuals on the side of the road would seem like bad guys to me.
Why not allow police to just go door to door then. Bad guys would be taken off the street then. How about have police show up to business while people work. That seems like a way to find people with warrants.
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